MISSFRESH

Cooking? Who has time for that – am I right?! I mean you need to find a recipe, drive to the grocery store, bring up the groceries to your condo just to realize that you forgot half of the ingredients, drive back to the grocery store and then most likely give up on cooking b/c you’re too exhausted from the day. I think this is the reason I hate cooking – but, eating out all the time is not an option. I’m into clean eating lately and let’s face it, most food out there is not exactly healthy. So, I…

BRUNCH AT IKANOS

You likely know Ikanos as a greek and mediterranean tapas bar located in the heart of the Old Port. But did you know they now serve an “out of this world” brunch?! Whether you’re health conscious or a gourmand (like moi!), whether you prefer sweet or salty, or whether you like things simple or with a cultural spin – there is something here for everyone! The dishes are big, but meant to be shared for the ultimate family & friends experience. Also, let’s face it, when we get to brunch, we have the same dillema: salty or sweet? I say: both! So,…

MANDY’S

Mandy’s seriously changed my outlook on healthy eating. I used to have a love/hate relationship with salads – in the sense that I loved the fact that they were good for me, but I hated eating them. And then I understood something, all my salads were boring: lettuce, tomato & cucumber – WRONG! Then, Mandy’s came along and introduced me to a whole spectrum of ingredients and how well they can blend together! At their new Old Port location, I tried two gourmet half-salads: half Roma salad (Italian inspired ) & half Habibi salad (Lebanese inspired) – both absolutely delicious!…

DOLCE

There is nothing better than getting dressed up for an amazing cause (can I get a holler?!) For the 6th edition of Dolce, an event organized for the benefit of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the theme was “Chic Shack”  – you guessed it: Glam-up version of a Sugar Shack. Young professionals came out to party to the sounds of DJ Abeille, eat some yummy treats & bet on some amazing silent auction items. The event raised $30K to support the Craniofacial & Clef Surgery Department! I am proud to be covering the event a 3rd year in a row and…

HIP SPOTS TO PARTY

I don’t know about you but after a long work week, I  need a 5@7 &  some alcohol in my system – ideally paired with some good company! So the only Q which remains is which spot to check out? Here are 3 new & hip spots I discovered in the last two months: 1- Atelier Argentine (355 Rue Marguerite d’Youville, Old Montreal): Apart from being a restaurant serving Argentinian food, this spot’s Thursdays’ 5@7 feature a new DJ every time! Have some food, have a drink and dance the night away! Hip, yet intimate athmosphere – perfect to hang…

LOV BRUNCH

I love all things breakfast, I could seriously eat it all day long! Eggs, waffles, fruit, dry cereal right out of the box (guilty) – you name it, I’ma eat it all day long :) So, when I heard that LOV, a vegan & vegetarian restaurant serving botanical food, started serving brunch, I just had to try it out! I’m not a vegetarian myself, but to be honest, lately I have been avoiding meat – I’m simply not craving it, in fact there is a lot of meats I don’t really like anymore. If there is a vegetarian option on…

V-DAY GIFT IDEAS + CONTEST

Flowers and chocolates are nice, but women like spontaneity, thoughtfulness and originality too! Depending on personality, there are so many amazing gift options out there! Here are some of my favourites: 1- WonderBra Lingerie: Beautiful, fun romantic & sexy – there is no women on Earth that doesn’t enjoy getting lingerie! Perfect gift idea…..And, to spice things up, I partnered up with WonderBra to offer one of you luck ladies a bra+underwear set of your own. Check out my IG @working_chix at 12h sharp for contest details. Please note WonderBra’s official rules below. 2- 300 Reasons to Love New York…